Strowbridge Building, 1977

The 1875 Strowbridge Building is one of Portland’s cast-iron success stories. The wave of destruction of these buildings in the 1940s through the early 1970s spared the Strowbridge despite obvious signs of disrepair and a disastrous ground floor remodel seen here. Today it stands beautifully restored on the corner of SW 1st and Yamhill.

(University of Oregon Libraries)

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One Response to “Strowbridge Building, 1977”

  1. Bart Says:

    There is a great post currently on Cafe Unknown about the loss of so many of the beautiful Cast Iron buildings in Portland for the sake of parking lots.

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